Literary Monday Mashup


Decided to do something different. Mondays really are not all that fun and sometimes I have info that may not fit a whole post so why not mash them up. So here it goes.

Anticipated Memoirs

Besides albums that are anticipated so are books by hip hop artists. Questlove is set to release a memoir this summer. If you’re not sure who Questlove is watch Jimmy Falon or listen to The Roots on YouTube. Another hip hop group releasing a book is the Beastie Boys. They are publishing a memoir…well sort of. During the meeting one member said he wants it to be a nonmemoir, whatever that means bit it sounds interesting. No permanent date has been released but is looking to be released in the fall of 2015. Why so long?

Blind Novel?

This made me laugh and scratch my head at the same time.

Erotica writer Chad Leslie Peters has gotten creative with marketing a novel. He needs a little assistance in order to finish it. Instead of interviewing couples Peters wants the real experience. He has posted an ad in Craigslist asking for a female to have a love affair with him for 30 days. He lives in San Francisco and is a distinguished looking man; that was the first thing I thought of is what does he look like. Anywho…both are to keep a journal throughout the 30 days and record their emotions, impressions, etc where then he will use that for the sequel to his first novel The Affair: A Thirty Day Experimental in Love. He wants the female to be at least in her 20s, have a healthy sex history and take this project seriously. Really? I wonder is sex involved? Could this be a play to get some? Could this be a play to get some? It’s creative; I wonder has he gotten any bites?

Fashion & Lit Meets

Prada has decided to extend their brand by creating literary work. How can you be a part of Prada Journal? Submit a short story answering this question,

“What are the realities that our eyes give back to us? And how arw these realities filtered through lenses?”

Writers are encouraged to reference prescription specs as a metaphor for expressing their unique interpretations. It needs to be 10-20 pages with Bodoni as the type font. Story must not:

-be sexually explicit or derogatory of any ethnicity, racial, gender, religion or the disabled and no profanity,
-promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or weapons,
-contain personal i.d.

The deadline is June 18th. Send responses to pradajournal@prada.com. Winner will receive $5000 and publication. They will announce winner December 31st. Good luck!

Shaking It Up with YA

While her Shake It Up co-star is doing the cha-cha on Dancing With the Stars fifteen year old Bella Thorne is busy writing novels. Ten to be exact. Delacorte Press has offered the star a ten book deal for a YA series called Autumn Falls. The first edition will be released this summer. It’s about a young teen whose life changes once she stumble upons magic. Ten book deal? That is unheard of but congrats!

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

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